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Thanks God, it is Football. Thanks God it is FIFA. Super_Anima (5) unrated

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100
GamePro (US) (Nov 01, 2002)
FIFA Soccer 2003 has been totally revamped from the ground up, and it shows. Great graphics and the best gameplay the series has seen in years make this a must-have sports game.
90
Play.tm (Jan 14, 2003)
So the game play might not be quite as deep as Konami's sequel, but this is a very fine effort indeed, presented in a far more user-friendly fashion, with greater options, and realistic teams and players. What's more, the visuals are absolutely stunning, bringing the look of a real soccer match to vivid life. Slowly but surely, FIFA is certainly progressing. See you next year.
90
GameZone (Dec 04, 2002)
FIFA Soccer 2003 is one of the purest and realistic sports simulations out there. Soccer fans will go absolutely nuts over this year’s FIFA edition because of its authenticity, sheer number of teams, and amazing gameplay. Those not so into the sport may find the game a bit frustrating and uninteresting because of the low scoring and intense strategizing necessary to win. This game comes highly recommended for soccer fans and gamers who still regularly play FIFA 2002, but only moderately recommended for those whose copy of FIFA 2002 is simply collecting dust.
88
4Players.de (Nov 07, 2002)
Ihr wollt TV-Atmosphäre? Brodelnde Stadien und Gänsehaut? Dann kommt Ihr dieses Jahr nicht an FIFA 2003 vorbei. EA überzeugt aber nicht nur mit fantastischer Kulisse, ansehnlichen Animationen und einem vorbildlichen Kommentatoren-Duo. Dank der flüssigen und intuitiven Steuerung kommt schnell Spielfluss und -freude auf. Zwar verwehren einige Schnitzer in Sachen Ballphysik und KI den Genuss einer Spieltiefe à la Pro Evolution Soccer, aber unterm Strich bleibt der Spielspaß auf einem hohem Niveau. Und damit erobert FIFA 2003 nicht nur den GameCube-, sondern auch den Xbox-Thron der Fußballspiele.
86
GameSpot (Nov 18, 2002)
Soccer fans really can't go wrong with FIFA 2003. The gameplay is excellent and probably comes closer to mimicking the actual sport than any other soccer game currently available on the Xbox. Of course, the simulation aspects may turn off those looking for a faster-paced game, and even the game's arcade mode, which features a faster-paced game with fewer rules, requires some strategy and punishes haphazard play. Still, anyone craving for realistic soccer action should definitely pick up FIFA 2003.
85
Jeuxvideo.com (Oct 30, 2002)
En somme, c'est un excellent cru que nous délivre E.A Sports avec ce FIFA Football 2003. Le titre gagne en technicité et se veut davantage orienté simulation que ses précédentes moutures, il a toutefois le mérite de rester tout à fait accessible grâce à une excellente ergonomie. Sa réalisation elle aussi est impeccable, bref, on n'a vraiment que très peu de reproches à lui faire, les fans de foot en auront pour leur argent.
84
IGN (Oct 30, 2002)
There are still major holes like an underutilized Freestyle Control system, no non-competitive game modes and a lack of customization features (no create-an-anything or weather/time of day control) holding FIFA back from being the definitive soccer game. With virtually no competition, until one of Konami's fine soccer games makes it to Xbox in North America I have to recommend this soccer game for sports gamers looking for another non-stop end to end game.
80
X-Power (Nov 19, 2002)
Een aanrader voor elke voetbalfan ( misschien niet voor onze noorderburen aangezien de eredivisie niet vertegenwoordigt is, die van de Belgen wel). Je gaat dan wel rijkelijk kunnen amuseren met een 16 tal andere competities. Er is jammer genoeg geen training, noch een editor aanwezig. Toch is FIFA 2003 een aanrader. Je kan er erg lang mee spelen dankzij de up to date spelers, de hoge A.I. en de te veranderen moeilijkheidsgraden zorgen ervoor dat je het niet zo gauw zult laten stof happen.Als je werkelijk de twaalfde man wil zijn kan je deze titel niet links laten liggen.
80
Power Unlimited (Dec, 2002)
Het is zeker geen Pro Evolution Soccer 2, maar deze nieuwe FIFA-editie toont wel aan dat ze bij EA eindelijk door beginnen te krijgen hoe voetbal gespeeld dient te worden.
80
GameSpy (Jan 21, 2003)
FIFA 2003 has just about everything a soccer fan could ask for, except a world cup mode. There's great gameplay, tons of options, detailed player stats, trading, graphics, and sound. With the hopeful addition of online gaming, there's not too much more to ask for. FIFA 2003 is a wonderful soccer game that even football fans will like.